Kosovo's vicious circle - Underdevelopment, Insecurity And The Governance Crisis

Wilton Park Workshop WPS04/7
Wiston House
Friday 23 April – Monday 26 April 2004





Sponsored by The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UD) and The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)

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FRIDAY 23 April 2004

2045

1

WELCOME & DRINKS RECEPTION

Chris LANGDON
Director, South-East Europe, Wilton Park

 

2115

 

DINNER

  

2215-2245

 

SHOWING OF ESI MITROVICA DOCUMENTARY

 

SATURDAY 24 April 2004
DEFINING THE ISSUES PRECISELY

0915-0925

2

CONFERENCE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

Chris LANGDON
Director, South-East Europe, Wilton Park

 

0925-1100

 

 

 

 

KOSOVO'S DEVELOPMENT TRAP AND KOSOVO'S STABILITY

Gerald KNAUS
Director, European Stability Initiative, Berlin

 

1100-1130

 

PHOTOGRAPH AND COFFEE/TEA

 

1130-1300

3

THE AGONY OF RURAL KOSOVO

New Research

Verena KNAUS
Analyst, Lessons Learned and Analysis Unit, EU Pillar of UNMIK, Pristina

 

1300-1500

 

LUNCH

 

1500-1630

 

 

4

DISCUSSION GROUPS:

WHAT DOES UNDERDEVELOPMENT MEAN?
AND WHAT CAN BE DONE?

    CASE-STUDY: STRPCE MUNICIPALITY

    Sladan ILIĆ
    Mayor of Strpce

    Hamdi ALIU Deputy Mayor, Strpce Municipality

    Slavisa STALETOVIĆ Deputy Mayor, Strpce Municipality

    Chair: Eggert HARTDEN
    ESI Analyst, Lessons Learned and Analysis Unit. EU Pillar of UNMIK, Pristina

  1. CASE STUDY: GJILAN/GNILANE

    Lutfi HAZIRI
    Mayor of Gjilan/Gnilane,and Head of the Association of Local Authorities of Kosovo

    Dragan PETKOVIĆ
    Deputy, Municipality, Gjilan/Gnjilane

    Chair: Kristof BENDER
    Senior Analyst, ESI, Skopje

 

1630-1700

 

COFFEE/TEA BREAK

 

1700-1730

 

DISCUSSION GROUP REPORT BACK

 

1730-1900

 

5

HUMAN SECURITY IN THE POST-RIOT PERIOD

Key issues of economic and physical security

Veton SURROI
Chairman,  Koha Media Group, Pristina

Gerald KNAUS
Director, European Stability Initiative, Berlin

 

2000

 

DINNER

 

SUNDAY 25 April 2004
MOVING TO SOLUTIONS:

0930-1100

6

KOSOVO'S DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY: WHAT CAN THE PISG DO?

Nexhat DACI
President of the Assembly of Kosovo, Pristina

Goran BOGDANOVIĆ
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development, Pristina           

 

1100-1130

 

COFFEE/TEA

 

1130-1300

 

7

KOSOVO'S DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY:  WHAT CAN SERBIA DO?

Dusan PROROKOVIĆ
Adviser to the Prime Minister, Belgrade

 

1300

 

LUNCH

 

1400-1515

 

 

OPTIONAL TOUR

HISTORY OF WISTON HOUSE – THE INSIDE STORY

Janet PENNINGTON
Historian of Wiston Estate

 

1515-1630

 

8

THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF KOSOVO

Johanna STROMQUIST
Adviser on EU Policy, Office of the Special Representative, UNMIK, Pristina

Alexandros YANNIS
Western Balkans Section, Directorate for Politico-Military Affairs, Council of the European Union, Brussels

Chair: Marcus COX
Senior Editor, ESI, London

 

1630-1700

 

COFFEE/TEA

 

1700-1830

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

KOSOVO'S DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY: WHAT CAN UNMIK DO?

Andreas WITTKOWSKY
Head of Political and Legal Office, EU Pillar, UNMIK, Pristina

Kai SAUER
Senior Adviser to the Special Representative to the UN Secretary General, UNMIK, Pristina

 

1830-1845

 

SHORT COFFEE/TEA BREAK

 

1845-1945

10

CONCLUDING SESSION:  WHITHER KOSOVO? WHITHER UNMIK?

Gerald KNAUS
Director, ESI, Berlin

Chris LANGDON
Director, South-East Europe, Wilton Park

 

2000

 

DRINKS RECEPTION

 

2030

 

DINNER

 

 

 

 

MONDAY 26 April 2004

0700 and 0800

 

BREAKFAST

 

 

Conference participants depart

 



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